A 2014 batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre on Monday resigned from the prestigious service citing “personal safety on government duty” as the reason.
The officer, Rani Nagar, currently posted as Additional Director, Social Justice and Empowerment, and Additional Director, Archives, sent her resignation to the state chief secretary with a request to forward it to the competent authority in the Central Government for acceptance.
In her resignation letter, which was also put up on her Facebook page, Nagar wrote, “I do hereby most humbly submit to you my resignation from the post of Indian administrative service with immediate effect that is effective from date 4 May 2020. The reason for submitting this resignation is personal safety on government duty.”
The copies of the resignation letter were also sent to the President, the prime minister, the governor and the chief minister.
Nagar, in a Facebook post last month, had expressed her desire to resign from the service ‘after the lockdown’ and go back to her native place in Uttar Pradesh. She had cited issues related to her safety.
Nagar currently lives with her sister in Chandigarh. In une 2018, Nagar had levelled harassment charges against a senior IAS officer, who was then posted as additional chief secretary, animal husbandry and dairying. She was working as an additional secretary, animal husbandry and dairying at the time. However, the senior officer had denied the charges.